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Scott and Matt talk about some new writings from photographers Rick Sammon and Moose Peterson, as well as a a new video about off-camera flash that Scott recently posted. The guys then dive into their blind photo critiques. The photo critiques are a great opportunity to review the work of other photographers to help learn what works and what doesn't. Links from the show: Rick Sammon post on Scott's blog Moose Peterson's BT Journal Light it Magazine Matt's LR seminar Tour Scott's video on off-camera flash Scott on G+ Kalebra on G+ Matt on G+ RC on G+ Brad on G+ Nancy on G+ Audio-Only version Download Audio Only (In order to download this file directly to your computer, right-click (Control-click on Mac) on the Download link and choose the Save As option.)

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Scott and Matt talk about some new writings from photographers Rick Sammon and Moose Peterson, as well as a a new video about off-camera flash that Scott recently posted. The guys then dive into their blind photo critiques. The photo critiques are a great opportunity to review the work of other photographers to help learn what works and what doesn't. Links from the show: Rick Sammon post on Scott's blog Moose Peterson's BT Journal Light it Magazine Matt's LR seminar Tour Scott's video on off-camera flash Scott on G+ Kalebra on G+ Matt on G+ RC on G+ Brad on G+ Nancy on G+ Audio-Only version Download Audio Only (In order to download this file directly to your computer, right-click (Control-click on Mac) on the Download link and choose the Save As option.)

Scott's wife Kalebra and two call-in guests, Barb Cochran & Nicole Procunier discuss street photography from a woman's perspective as both the subject of and as a mother of a subject of the photographer. Note to photographers: business cards, credentials, big cameras, and (especially for children!) permission first = less creepy. Links from the show: Live blog archive Serge's Guest Post on Scott's blog Vivian Maier Dan Steinhardt Matt's Tour Scott on G+ Kalebra on G+ Matt on G+ RC on G+ Brad on G+ Nancy on G+ Audio-Only version Download Audio Only (In order to download this file directly to your computer, right-click (Control-click on Mac) on the Download link and choose the Save As option.)

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Scott's wife Kalebra and two call-in guests, Barb Cochran & Nicole Procunier discuss street photography from a woman's perspective as both the subject of and as a mother of a subject of the photographer. Note to photographers: business cards, credentials, big cameras, and (especially for children!) permission first = less creepy. Links from the show: Live blog archive Serge's Guest Post on Scott's blog Vivian Maier Dan Steinhardt Matt's Tour Scott on G+ Kalebra on G+ Matt on G+ RC on G+ Brad on G+ Nancy on G+ Audio-Only version Download Audio Only (In order to download this file directly to your computer, right-click (Control-click on Mac) on the Download link and choose the Save As option.)

Photographer/Instructor/Author, Tamara Lackey joins Matt in The Grid studio to discuss her specialty – Lifestyle photography – with a focus on photographing children and celebrities. Links from the show: The Google+ Photographer's Conference Tamara Lackey reDefine show Tamara on Twitter Capturing Life Better: Tamara's Training Site Scott on G+ Kalebra on G+ Matt on G+ RC on G+ Brad on G+ Nancy on G+ Audio-Only version Download Audio Only (In order to download this file directly to your computer, right-click (Control-click on Mac) on the Download link and choose the Save As option.)

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Photographer/Instructor/Author, Tamara Lackey joins Matt in The Grid studio to discuss her specialty – Lifestyle photography – with a focus on photographing children and celebrities. Links from the show: The Google+ Photographer's Conference Tamara Lackey reDefine show Tamara on Twitter Capturing Life Better: Tamara's Training Site Scott on G+ Kalebra on G+ Matt on G+ RC on G+ Brad on G+ Nancy on G+ Audio-Only version Download Audio Only (In order to download this file directly to your computer, right-click (Control-click on Mac) on the Download link and choose the Save As option.)

Shabang! NY/LA portrait photographer, Peter Hurley dropped some serious knowledge (and a couple new catch phrases) on the audience as he discussed his signature approach to photography with Matt Kloskowski. Memorable quote of the day: Everyone changes in front of a camera. It's your job to change them back." Links from the show: The Google+ Photographer's Conference Live Blog Archive Peter Hurley PH2pro Peter's post on Scott's blog The Art Behind the Headshot The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Book for Digital Photographers (Spiral Bound Edition) Norman Jean Roy Scott on G+ Kalebra on G+ Matt on G+ RC on G+ Brad on G+ Nancy on G+ Audio-Only version Download Audio Only (In order to download this file directly to your computer, right-click (Control-click on Mac) on the Download link and choose the Save As option.)

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Shabang! NY/LA portrait photographer, Peter Hurley dropped some serious knowledge (and a couple new catch phrases) on the audience as he discussed his signature approach to photography with Matt Kloskowski. Memorable quote of the day: Everyone changes in front of a camera. It's your job to change them back." Links from the show: The Google+ Photographer's Conference Live Blog Archive Peter Hurley PH2pro Peter's post on Scott's blog The Art Behind the Headshot The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4 Book for Digital Photographers (Spiral Bound Edition) Norman Jean Roy Scott on G+ Kalebra on G+ Matt on G+ RC on G+ Brad on G+ Nancy on G+ Audio-Only version Download Audio Only (In order to download this file directly to your computer, right-click (Control-click on Mac) on the Download link and choose the Save As option.)

Moose Peterson is in the studio to join Scott and Matt in a discussion about the future of Photoshop for photographers. They mention the upcoming G+ Conference and the use of Nik Silver Efex Pro 2 to process black and white images. Links from the show: The Google+ Photographer's Conference Circle the G+ Conference event page Moose Peterson Live Blog Archive Silver Efex Pro Zombie Snow White sticker Scott on G+ Kalebra on G+ Matt on G+ RC on G+ Brad on G+ Nancy on G+ Audio-Only version Download Audio Only (In order to download this file directly to your computer, right-click (Control-click on Mac) on the Download link and choose the Save As option.)

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Moose Peterson is in the studio to join Scott and Matt in a discussion about the future of Photoshop for photographers. They mention the upcoming G+ Conference and the use of Nik Silver Efex Pro 2 to process black and white images. Links from the show: The Google+ Photographer's Conference Circle the G+ Conference event page Moose Peterson Live Blog Archive Silver Efex Pro Zombie Snow White sticker Scott on G+ Kalebra on G+ Matt on G+ RC on G+ Brad on G+ Nancy on G+ Audio-Only version Download Audio Only (In order to download this file directly to your computer, right-click (Control-click on Mac) on the Download link and choose the Save As option.)

Frank Doorhof visits the studio and joins RC and Pete as they discuss new camera gear, the release of Photoshop CS6, and assorted bad advice that they see being given to photographers. Links from the show: The Google+ Photographer's Conference Circle the G+ Conference event page Frank Doorhof Chrysta Ray's Photography Scavenger Hunt NYC Photos Scott on G+ Kalebra on G+ Matt on G+ RC on G+ Brad on G+ Nancy on G+ Audio-Only version Download Audio Only (In order to download this file directly to your computer, right-click (Control-click on Mac) on the Download link and choose the Save As option.)

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Frank Doorhof visits the studio and joins RC and Pete as they discuss new camera gear, the release of Photoshop CS6, and assorted bad advice that they see being given to photographers. Links from the show: The Google+ Photographer's Conference Circle the G+ Conference event page Frank Doorhof Chrysta Ray's Photography Scavenger Hunt NYC Photos Scott on G+ Kalebra on G+ Matt on G+ RC on G+ Brad on G+ Nancy on G+ Audio-Only version Download Audio Only (In order to download this file directly to your computer, right-click (Control-click on Mac) on the Download link and choose the Save As option.)

Photographer, Erik Valind visits the studio to commemorate the 50th episode of The Grid with the ever-popular monthly round of blind critiques. Plus, Scott announces the first-ever Google+ Photographer's Conference in San Francisco this May. Links from the show: The Google+ Photographer's Conference Circle the G+ Conference event page Erik Valind Live Blog Archive Gilmar Smith on G+ Tamara Lackey Guest Post on Scott's Blog Scott's UK Tour Date 4/28 Scott on G+ Kalebra on G+ Matt on G+ RC on G+ Brad on G+ Nancy on G+ Audio-Only version Download Audio Only (In order to download this file directly to your computer, right-click (Control-click on Mac) on the Download link and choose the Save As option.)

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Photographer, Erik Valind visits the studio to commemorate the 50th episode of The Grid with the ever-popular monthly round of blind critiques. Plus, Scott announces the first-ever Google+ Photographer's Conference in San Francisco this May. Links from the show: The Google+ Photographer's Conference Circle the G+ Conference event page Erik Valind Live Blog Archive Gilmar Smith on G+ Tamara Lackey Guest Post on Scott's Blog Scott's UK Tour Date 4/28 Scott on G+ Kalebra on G+ Matt on G+ RC on G+ Brad on G+ Nancy on G+ Audio-Only version Download Audio Only (In order to download this file directly to your computer, right-click (Control-click on Mac) on the Download link and choose the Save As option.)

Wildlife photographer and blogger/podcaster/social media magnate, Scott Bourne drops by the studio to talk about social media for photographers with Kalebra and Scott Kelby. The three discussed their preferences between Google+, Twitter and Facebook, but a lot of attention was also focused on Pinterest and the notion that instead of fighting sites like it, photographers should find their own way to embrace and harness it. If anyone would like to give Pinterest a try, please DM (direct message) your email address to Nancy - @NAPP_News on Twitter ("@ reply" for a follow-back) and she'll send you an invite. Links from the show: Scott's Lighting Recipes App Scott Bourne: Photofocus Scott Kelby's Guest Blog Featuring Adam Elmakias Lens Bracelet Live Blog Archive GentleMint (a "manly" version of Pinterest) Kalebra on Pinterest Nancy's NAPP-related account on Pinterest Scott on G+ Matt on G+ RC on G+ Brad on G+ Nancy on G+ Follow/DM @NAPP_News for a Pinterest invite Audio-Only version Download Audio Only (In order to download this file directly to your computer, right-click (Control-click on Mac) on the Download link and choose the Save As option.)

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Wildlife photographer and blogger/podcaster/social media magnate, Scott Bourne drops by the studio to talk about social media for photographers with Kalebra and Scott Kelby. The three discussed their preferences between Google+, Twitter and Facebook, but a lot of attention was also focused on Pinterest and the notion that instead of fighting sites like it, photographers should find their own way to embrace and harness it. If anyone would like to give Pinterest a try, please DM (direct message) your email address to Nancy - @NAPP_News on Twitter ("@ reply" for a follow-back) and she'll send you an invite. Links from the show: Scott's Lighting Recipes App Scott Bourne: Photofocus Scott Kelby's Guest Blog Featuring Adam Elmakias Lens Bracelet Live Blog Archive GentleMint (a "manly" version of Pinterest) Kalebra on Pinterest Nancy's NAPP-related account on Pinterest Scott on G+ Matt on G+ RC on G+ Brad on G+ Nancy on G+ Follow/DM @NAPP_News for a Pinterest invite Audio-Only version Download Audio Only (In order to download this file directly to your computer, right-click (Control-click on Mac) on the Download link and choose the Save As option.)

Destined for the "Best Show… EVER" archive. Scott and Matt expanded on their photo critiques by showing the audience what's "right" in a photo by way of comparison. The result: solid examples of what to look for in order to create a photograph, not a snapshot. Plus, Scott and Matt reveal the 5 things you should never have in a professional portfolio… unless, of course, one of those 5 things is all you photograph for a living. ;) Special thanks to 500px! Links from the show: 500px Scott's Lighting Recipes App Digital Photography Library Slipcase Lens Bracelet Live Blog Archive onOne Mpix Scott on G+ Matt on G+ RC on G+ Brad on G+ Nancy on G+ Audio-Only version Download Audio Only (In order to download this file directly to your computer, right-click (Control-click on Mac) on the Download link and choose the Save As option.)

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Destined for the "Best Show… EVER" archive. Scott and Matt expanded on their photo critiques by showing the audience what's "right" in a photo by way of comparison. The result: solid examples of what to look for in order to create a photograph, not a snapshot. Plus, Scott and Matt reveal the 5 things you should never have in a professional portfolio… unless, of course, one of those 5 things is all you photograph for a living. ;) Special thanks to 500px! Links from the show: 500px Scott's Lighting Recipes App Digital Photography Library Slipcase Lens Bracelet Live Blog Archive onOne Mpix Scott on G+ Matt on G+ RC on G+ Brad on G+ Nancy on G+ Audio-Only version Download Audio Only (In order to download this file directly to your computer, right-click (Control-click on Mac) on the Download link and choose the Save As option.)

Scott and Matt hold their second installment of blind critiques – Pictures were submitted by viewers via Scott's G+ post the day before – As promised, this time Scott and Matt also showed some stuff they thought was really good. Especially the work of Tanya Rochat. Program Note: The Grid will be on hiatus for 2 weeks and will return after Photoshop World on April 4. Links from the show: Tonya's G+ Album Photoshop World Photoshop World FREE Expo pass Crushing the Composition Digital Photography Part 4 Zack Arias Critiques HDR Cats Live Blog Archive Scott on G+ Matt on G+ RC on G+ Brad on G+ Nancy on G+ Audio-Only version Download Audio Only (In order to download this file directly to your computer, right-click (Control-click on Mac) on the Download link and choose the Save As option.)

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Scott and Matt hold their second installment of blind critiques – Pictures were submitted by viewers via Scott's G+ post the day before – As promised, this time Scott and Matt also showed some stuff they thought was really good. Especially the work of Tanya Rochat. Program Note: The Grid will be on hiatus for 2 weeks and will return after Photoshop World on April 4. Links from the show: Tonya's G+ Album Photoshop World Photoshop World FREE Expo pass Crushing the Composition Digital Photography Part 4 Zack Arias Critiques HDR Cats Live Blog Archive Scott on G+ Matt on G+ RC on G+ Brad on G+ Nancy on G+ Audio-Only version Download Audio Only (In order to download this file directly to your computer, right-click (Control-click on Mac) on the Download link and choose the Save As option.)

RC Joins Scott in the studio for the "Five Harsh Realities About Photography Today." The New iPad is also discussed along with a bunch of news from the world of Kelby Media Group. Links from the show: Alan Hess' Concert Photography Book Live Blog Archive iPhone Book Digital Photography Part 4 Photoshop World KelbyTraining Live Scott on G+ Matt on G+ RC on G+ Brad on G+ Nancy on G+ Audio-Only version Download Audio Only (In order to download this file directly to your computer, right-click (Control-click on Mac) on the Download link and choose the Save As option.)

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RC Joins Scott in the studio for the "Five Harsh Realities About Photography Today." The New iPad is also discussed along with a bunch of news from the world of Kelby Media Group. Links from the show: Alan Hess' Concert Photography Book Live Blog Archive iPhone Book Digital Photography Part 4 Photoshop World KelbyTraining Live Scott on G+ Matt on G+ RC on G+ Brad on G+ Nancy on G+ Audio-Only version Download Audio Only (In order to download this file directly to your computer, right-click (Control-click on Mac) on the Download link and choose the Save As option.)

Scott Kelby is back from the road and joins Matt in the studio for "10 things every serious photographer needs to know." In case you're keeping track, they also throw in a bonus tip. See the full show description below for the full list and all links mentioned on air. 1.Look at other current photographers' work 2.Stop over thinking 3.Find the right camera for YOU 4.Great photos aren't found in the menu 5.Lighting: Break out of your mold 6.Rent a lens first 7.Get good at photoshop or find somebody that is 8.Once you go pro, shift to business-focused mindset 9.Understand what online forums are really for 10.Stop posting works in progress if you want to be taken seriously Bonus tip--- If you want to have great landscape photos, do what most folks aren't willing to do Links from the show: Live Blog Archive iPhone Book Ira Glass Quote Dave Clayton's Guest Post Photoshop World Digital Photography Book v.4 KelbyTraining Live Scott on G+ Matt on G+ RC on G+ Brad on G+ Nancy on G+ Audio-Only version Download Audio Only (In order to download this file directly to your computer, right-click (Control-click on Mac) on the Download link and choose the Save As option.)

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Scott Kelby is back from the road and joins Matt in the studio for "10 things every serious photographer needs to know." In case you're keeping track, they also throw in a bonus tip. See the full show description below for the full list and all links mentioned on air. 1.Look at other current photographers' work 2.Stop over thinking 3.Find the right camera for YOU 4.Great photos aren't found in the menu 5.Lighting: Break out of your mold 6.Rent a lens first 7.Get good at photoshop or find somebody that is 8.Once you go pro, shift to business-focused mindset 9.Understand what online forums are really for 10.Stop posting works in progress if you want to be taken seriously Bonus tip--- If you want to have great landscape photos, do what most folks aren't willing to do Links from the show: Live Blog Archive iPhone Book Ira Glass Quote Dave Clayton's Guest Post Photoshop World Digital Photography Book v.4 KelbyTraining Live Scott on G+ Matt on G+ RC on G+ Brad on G+ Nancy on G+ Audio-Only version Download Audio Only (In order to download this file directly to your computer, right-click (Control-click on Mac) on the Download link and choose the Save As option.)